Brooke Williams, the niece of George Floyd, criticized President Trump’s former campaign slogan and asked, “When has America ever been great?” george floyd niece
Williams paid tribute to her uncle at his funeral in Houston, Texas on Tuesday.
Floyd was killed in police custody as former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin pushed his knee down on his neck for nearly 9 minutes while he pleaded to breathe.
“That officer showed no remorse while watching my uncle’s soul leave his body,” Williams painfully recalled. “He begged and pleaded many times just for you to get up, but you just pushed harder. Why must the system be corrupt and broken?”
The system has charged Chauvin with second-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder. He faces up to 40 years in prison.Could not load the poll.
George Floyd’s niece pays an emotional tribute to her uncle during his Houston funeral service.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 9, 2020
America Never That Great
Williams took a jab at the President during the proceedings, specifically the campaign slogan associated with him in 2016.
“Someone said, ‘Make America Great Again,’ but when has America ever been great?” she asked.
While Floyd’s death at the hands of a few rogue cops is certainly tragic, and nobody can be critical of his family for their reactions to that unjust death, America remains the greatest nation on the face of the planet for ALL groups of people.
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in a recent interview with “Face the Nation,” explained what makes America great.
“I’ve always thought that America’s greatest strength is that we are a country where you can come from humble circumstances and do great things, and where, despite our painful history, we’ve worked harder and harder every day, brick by brick, to build a more perfect union for all of us,” she said.
And we’re going to keep building that more perfect union, despite what the media would like you to believe.
“America was never great” ?
Cuomo is coo coo for Cocoa Puffs!
I’m a FREE black man in America so you can’t me tell this country was never great.
RETWEET one reason why America is great to you.https://t.co/Xlm9nUVAie pic.twitter.com/hydOhgJ0s1
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 21, 2018
Democrats Agree george floyd niece
And while Williams can be excused for having a tragic family story affect her view, her comments are reflective of what the far-left thinks.
In other words, they actually believe what she said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has previously echoed those very same sentiments.
“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo told a group of people at a bill-signing in 2018. “It was never that great.”
Former Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has said America “was never as great as advertised.”
Former Attorney General under Barack Obama, Eric Holder, has asserted that American “greatness” has never existed.
And two-time presidential loser Hillary Clinton has accused the President’s MAGA message of being a “white nationalist slogan.”
It may be jarring to hear an emotional young woman make such a statement at a funeral for her uncle. But it is most certainly that much more jarring to know this is mainstream thought for most of the Democrat party.
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